4 Reasons Blending Beats Juicing

While food trends come and go with the seasons, some have true lasting power. Juicing is one, and making smoothies is another, and we’re often asked, “is it better to juice or to blend?” The decision can be tough, and there are strong advocates for and against both. Smoothies and juices are typically packed with healthy […]


Lifeway T-shirt Giveaway

You’ve asked, and now you shall receive! As a thank you to our wonderful and supportive customers, we’ll be giving away 5 of our Lifeway Kefir shirts! (Available for Men and Women in sizes Small, Medium, and Large. Men’s shirts are not V-Neck.) To enter, just answer 1 of the 4 summer themed questions below in the comments for a chance to […]


Added Sugar to be Required on New Nutrition Labels: FDA

Coming soon will be an updated Nutrition Facts Panel aka “The Nutrition Facts.” The new label will feature a larger type for Calories, a new line for added sugar, and the addition of Vitamin D and Potassium. With the current nutrition label standards being more than 20 years old, we here at Lifeway are excited about the update especially […]


Pack Your Lunch for National Brown Bag It Day!

National Brown Bag It Day has inspired us to pack a lunch with a probiotic punch! We’ve gathered a few easy and healthy recipes made with our products to help you celebrate Brown-Bag-It Day in both an environmentally and gut-friendly way. Read on for our five lunch box favorites! Fruity Farmer Cheese Crepe Rolls Perfect for small […]


Mental Health in America: National Mental Health Month

Last week we introduced our Mental Health Awareness Month series with a post about new research showing a connection between probiotic-rich foods, such as kefir, and reduced anxiety. We also talked about the White House’s National Microbiome Initiative (NMI), which will “advance microbiome science in ways that will benefit individuals, communities, and the planet.” Today we’re taking this series […]


4th Annual Chef’s Playground

Last night, the Academy for Global Citizenship’s 4th annual Chef’s Playground fundraising event took place at Chicago’s Art Institute in the Modern Wing. Twenty high-profile chefs, local and national celebrities, and business innovators gathered to sample tasty treats in support of the academy’s mission to empower all students to positively impact the community and world beyond.   “The Academy […]


The Secret to Happiness? Gut Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a month where those who often suffer silently are acknowledged. As kefir producers, it makes us proud to know that our product may aid in bolstering mental health. There have been several studies that have linked probiotic-rich foods to a decrease in anxiety. In fact, we’ve written about probiotics’ potential mental health benefits before.


Celebrating 30 Years!

Today marks 30 years of Lifeway Foods! Follow along the timeline as we travel through the past with photos, articles, and videos. It’s been a wild ride, but we have so much planned for the upcoming year! And we couldn’t have made it without the support of our Lifeway customers. So, Thank You! Be sure to stay […]


Made with Lifeway Spring Recipe Book 2016

Keeping in line with our seasonal recipe books, we’re happy to announce the fourth issue of our recipe eBook Made with Lifeway! Our Spring 2016 issue includes some of our favorite seasonal recipes to get you ready for the warm weather ahead. (Are you as excited as we are?!) You’ve seen some of the recipes before, but there’s nothing […]


Kefir in the Arts

We’ve found that artists and creative personalities seem to love kefir — and we love them back! After all, kefir is a cultured dairy product. Lifeway has a history of lending enthusiastic support to a wide variety of creative endeavors, from music festivals to fashion shows, so it’s exciting when artists such as the Red […]